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Multi-country cOllaborative project on the rOle of Diet, FOod-related behaviour, and Obesity in the prevention of Depression (MooDFOOD)

Objective

MooDFOOD is a Multi-country cOllaborative project on the rOle of Diet, Food-related behaviour, and Obesity in the prevention of Depression. Depression is one of the most prevalent, severe and disabling disorders in the EU and places a heavy burden on individuals and families. A large proportion of the EU population is overweight which increases depression risk. Improving food-related behaviour and nutrient status offer opportunities to prevent depression, specifically for people prone to being overweight. The MooDFOOD consortium combines expertise in nutrition, consumer behaviour, psychiatry and preventive psychology and uses a unique integrative approach. Existing high quality data of longitudinal prospective European cohort studies will be combined with new data from surveys, short-term experiments and a long-term preventive intervention study. This approach will provide insight in the causality of the link between diet and depression and underlying pathways, and will identify which modifications related to depression lead to beneficial dietary changes and lower the environmental burden of the diet. Knowledge on all these aspects will be integrated and used to develop novel nutritional strategies to prevent depression. The MooDFOOD consortium aims 1) to gain a better understanding of the psychological, lifestyle and environmental pathways underlying the multi-faceted, bidirectional links of food intake, nutrient status, food-related behaviour and obesity with depression and 2) to develop and disseminate innovative evidence-based, feasible, effective and sustainable nutritional strategies for the prevention of clinical depression. In close collaboration with stakeholders and experts MooDFOOD will transform these nutritional strategies into guidelines and practical tools to guide policy at EU- and Member State levels. Promotion through extensive European networks will lower the risk of depression and contribute to overall health of all EU citizens.

Coordinator

STICHTING VU

Address

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 Hv Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 979 464,87

Administrative Contact

Bart Van Leijen (Dr.)

Participants (15)

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AZIENDA SANITARIA DI FIRENZE

Italy

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 403 838,03

AZIENDA UNITA' SANITARIA LOCALE TOSCANA CENTRO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 332 100

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 333 646,92

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 413 040

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 488 789,28

STICHTING GGZ INGEEST

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 174 234,30

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 872 145,03

UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 177 585,90

UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 831 405

EFICOM MARKETUDES SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 359 646,67

European Association for the Study of Obesity

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 378 730

EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEPRESSION EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 116 538

GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS ADVOCACY NETWORKS EUROPE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 69 366

STICHTING VUMC

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 613598

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 454 337,83

  • EU contribution

    € 8 930 530

Coordinated by:

STICHTING VU

Netherlands